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Letter not found: from the Board of War, 25 Oct. 1779 . GW wrote the Board of War on 19 Nov.: “I have duly received your several favors of the 25th of Octbr and the 2d 8th 10th and 13th of this month.”
Letter not found: from the Board of War, 27 Dec. 1777. GW wrote the Board of War on 2–3 Jan . 1778 that “Your several Letters of the 23d, 24th & 27th Ulto have been recieved.”
Valley Forge, June 17, 1778 . Presents probable British plans for evacuation of Philadelphia and relative strength of American and enemy forces. Asks for opinions in writing concerning measures to be taken in the event of evacuation of Philadelphia. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I was yesterday honoured with your Favor of the 8th Instant. Major Jameson is entitled to the Lieutenant colonelcy in Sheldon’s Regiment by the resignation of Lt Colo. Blagdon and to rank from the time this event took place. It happened the 1st of August last & The Board will be pleased to make him out a Commission accordingly. I have the Honor to be With great respect & esteem Gentn Yr Most...
Williamsburg, 21 Jan. 1780 [ misdated 1779 ]. A recent regulation enables captains of artillery in the Continental army to keep horses, which makes boots necessary equipment. A request for boots from the public shops at the reduced price seems reasonable, but, being unusual, the approval of the executive is desired. Signed by Innes and Barron. Countersigned: “In Council Jan. 24th. 1780. The...
Richmond, 15 Jan. 1781. This letter is virtually identical in substance with the letters to Samuel Huntington and to Thomas Sims Lee of the same date, qq.v. FC ( Vi ); 2 p.; at head of text: “Governor Lee and President of the Board of War.”
Williamsburg, 13 Nov. 1779. Instructions desired as to whether a soldier’s oath on his own behalf concerning his allowance of clothing shall be legal testimony for his compensation. The legislature at its last session elected a commissary of prisoners, who has declined serving, though the law constituting the Board of War vests that power in the Board. The Board proposes electing a proper...
Williamsburg, 5 Nov. 1779 . Recommends the immediate purchase of a list of articles needed for the officers and soldiers of the Virginia troops in the northern army. Signed by Innes, Griffin, Barron, and Lyne. Countersigned: “Approved. Th: Jefferson.” RC ( CSmH ); 1 p. Above the list of articles needed is a list of articles supplied to the northern army, dated 25 Oct. 1779, signed by Samuel...
The Committee on the letter from Col Stewart to the Secretary at War report the following resolution: Reso[l]ved that the Secretary at War have a power of discharging soldiers from the army of The United States similar to that given to the Commander in Chief. AD , Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. The committee consisted of H, James Madison, and Samuel Osgood. Walter...
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] February 17, 1779 . Discusses proposed regulation for settlement of accounts. Suggests an additional regulation for giving certificates to inhabitants for articles taken for use of Army. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] January 12, 1781 . Asks board to issue commissions to the officers appointed by Colonel Charles Armand in Armand’s corps. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] April 10, 1779 . Asks that the Board wait until Baron von Steuben returns to Camp before deciding if duties of adjutant general and inspectorship should be united. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Bergen County [ New Jersey ] July 4, 1780 . Asks Board to comply with Brigadier General Henry Knox’s request for military stores. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 18, 1779 . Refers problem of filling vacancy created by death of Lieutenant Colonel John Strobagh to Congress. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Valley Forge, February 21, 1778 . Asks that artillery at Farmington and Albany be forwarded to Camp. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The draft is indorsed to “Genl. Horatio Gates, President of the Board.”
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 9, 1779 . Discusses problems concerning rank, enlistments, state cooperation, arrangement of the Army, and individual men. Asks Board to forward copies of new regulations and printed journals of Congress. Df , in writings of Robert Hanson Harrison and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Williamsburg, 21 Mch. 1780 . Recommendation of the purchase of a suit of colors from Jesse Taylor. Signed by Barron and Lyne. Counter-signed: “Approved. Th: Jefferson.” Tr in Board of War Letter Book ( MiU-C ), 1 p.; printed in Official Letters Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia , ed. H. R. McIlwaine , ii , 109.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 26, 1780 . Disapproves of court-martial authorized by the Board of War. Sends authorization for new hearing. Suggests that the judge advocate be more “explicit and particular in designating the circumstances of the crime and of the evidence.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
West Point, September 6, 1779. Approves regulations proposed for the department of prisoners, but makes suggestions for changes in regulations. Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade, Tench Tilghman, and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 10 Sept. 1779. On 18 Sept., GW wrote William Woodford and Peter Muhlenberg: “I have just received the Arrangement of the Virginia line from the Board of War—as settled at Middle Brook in March—which I inclose with a Copy of the Board’s Letter of the 10th Instant.”
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 26 March. GW wrote the Board of War on 29 March : “I have the honor to receive your favours of the 25th and 26th with the Commissions mentioned for the Connecticut Officers.”
White Plains [ New York ] August 3, 1778 . Discusses proposed attacks against Indians. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] February 27, 1779 . Encloses Brigadier General Du Portail’s plan for a corps of engineers. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Your favor of the 9th did not reach me till yesterday at Noon. I immediately wrote to Sir Henry Clinton for the passport for the Sloop Carolina packet and dispatched the letter to Elizabeth Town this Morning by Express—The passport shall be transmitted to you the moment after I have received it. I have the honor to be with great Respect Gentn Your very hble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from the Board of War, 28 Dec. 1777. On 2–3 Jan. 1778 GW wrote the Board of War : “Your Favors of the 28th & 30 Ulto came to hand this Morning.”
[ Williamsburg ] 20 Nov. 1779 . Approval, with the concurrence of the executive, of the purchase of cloth, to be paid for in part by cannon at the foundry. Signed by Innes, Nelson, and Lyne. Countersigned: “In Council Nov. 23. 1779. This purchase is approved: paiment to be made in Cannon as above proposed, so far as they will go towards full paiment; the balance to be paid in money as soon as...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 8 July 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 11 July: “I am this morning honored with your letters of the 3 and 8th.”
[ Williamsburg, 4 Aug. 1779 . Minute in Board of War Journal (Vi) under this date: “This Board do recommend to his excellency the Governour and the honorable the Council, Mr. Theophilus Field as a proper person to be appointed a Lieutenant in the Navy of this Commonwealth.” Not located.]
I have been honored with yours of the 16th. The Resolve which you inclosed, had been forwarded to me by His Excellency the president of Congress and General Knox was, in consequence, directed to appoint a Field Officer of Artillery to the duty recommended. Lt Colo. Forrest is the Officer. I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Philadelphia, January 18, 1779. ] Outlines a “Plan for paying arrearages of Clothing to the troops.” Df , in writings of Tench Tilghman and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 28 September. On 2 Oct., GW wrote to the Board of War: “I have this moment received yours of the 28th inclosing a Resolve of the same date directing the detention of Majors General Phillips and Reidhesel and their families untill the further order of Congress.” For an indication of additional contents of this letter, see GW to Abraham Skinner, 2 October.
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] May 23, 1779 . Asks Board to send shoes and overalls to troops of the western expedition. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Springfield [ New Jersey ] June 21, 1780 . Requests board to order recall of infantry of Major Henry Lee’s corps. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
As the removal of the public Boards and Public Shops to Richmond may be Attended with very great inconvenience for the want of houses, The Board recommends to his Excellency the Governor to direct that all the escheated houses in Richmond be purchased for public use. Tr in Board of War Letter Book ( MiU-C ).
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 30 Sept. 1779. On 8 Oct., GW wrote the Board of War: “I have been honored with yours of the 30th ulto on the subject of Major Francis Murray’s exchange for the Hessian Major Stein lately captured.”
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 26 Feb. 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 4 March : “I recd yours of the 26 inclosing papers relating to the arrangement of the Army.”
Preakness [ New Jersey ] July 18, 1780 . Is disappointed at scarcity of stores. Urges Board to continue efforts to procure more supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 16 Sept. 1779. On 22 Sept., GW wrote the Board of War: “I was yesterday honored with yours of the 16th: the general Return of Military Stores accompanying it was delivered safely to me.”
Agreable to my Promise to you in Phila I have consulted Doct. Craig on the Subject of the Hospital Appointments—Inclosed is the Answer I have received—which I do myself the honor to transmit to you—And am Gentlemen Your most Obet Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
New Windsor [ New York ] April 13, 1781 . Asks Board to supply hard money to officers on Long Island who have been exchanged but are detained for lack of funds. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Williamsburg, 14 Dec. 1779 . Since there is at present no commissary of prisoners, the vessel bearing a flag from New York should be committed to the care of Richard Barron, commanding officer of the state navy. If necessary, Capt. Barron will convey the ship to a place of safety on the western shore. Signed by Innes, Nelson, Barron, and Lyne. Countersigned: “In Council Decr. 15th. Approved...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 23, 1779 . Forwards Colonel Armand’s request for horses and supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Inclosed is a list of promotions due upon the resignation of Colo. procter and an account of Vacancies in the 2nd and 3d Regiments of Artillery. These promotions are agreeable to the mode of preferment established previous to the Resolve of the 25th of May. You will oblige me by having the Commissions immediately made out and all but Lt Colo. Carringtons forwarded here. I have the honor to be...
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 16, 1778 . Describes state of American forces and of those of enemy. Asks opinion of officers on disposition of troops in winter quarters and advisability of sending a detachment to Boston. D , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The inclosed was delivered to me a few days ago by General Hand, being the first intimation I ever had upon the subject. It appears to me the powder had better be removed from Lancaster either to Philada or to some Magazine lower down the Country where it may be properly taken care of, for you must undoubtedly know that if the Casks be not turned every now and then the Nitre will subside and...
[ Williamsburg ] 11 Nov. 1779 . A statement of the duties of the state clothier. Signed by Innes, Nelson, Barron, Griffin, and Lyne. Countersigned: “In Council Novr. 15th. 1779. Approved. Th: Jefferson.” Tr in Board of War Letter Book ( MiU-C ); 2 p.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] June 6, 1780 . Presents the present situation of American, allied, and enemy forces. Asks council what plans should be adopted for the next campaign. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
War Office [ Philadelphia ], 11 Dec. 1780 . Enclosing a resolution of Congress of 6 Dec. respecting the Convention troops; the Board will be pleased to have TJ take order thereon. RC ( PHi ); 2 p.; signed “by ord. Ben Stoddert Secy.”; addressed: “(Public) His Excellency Thos. Jefferson Esqr. Govr. of Virginia (War Office)”; endorsed: “Contl. Board War Lr. Recd Feby 81.” For the resolution...
Williamsburg, 15 Feb. 1780 . Encloses a roster of Col. Marshall’s officers, together with a recommendation of some cadets and others for commissions to complete officers for the corps of artillery, and requests that commissions be issued according to the dates specified. Signed by Innes and Lyne. Countersigned: “Feb. 17th. 1780. The Board Advise that commissions be issued accordingly. Th:...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 27, 1780 . Gives “a general view of affairs as well to the Southward as here.” Requests opinions on advisability of sending a detachment to South Carolina. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.